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    • Sony announced its Playstation Classic today and somewhat surprisingly I have been reading some threads of people who are not at all excited by this. Now, I am a Playstation man, through and through, so my opinion may be somewhat biased, but overall I really like the idea of the retro mini console and having it stocked with games. Older consoles, controllers, and especially game carts and discs become worn and useless as time goes on. Experiencing older games on a crisp new screen with responsive brand new controllers sounds great to most of us, but to many it will never live up to the original experience of untangling the controller cords, blowing the dust from your cartridge and switching the TV input over to RGB. I totally see both sides of the argument and I think that these retro consoles are not for everyone. I had serious plans to purchase the SNES Classic but never got around to it and now it seems as though many of those games I would've bought it for will end up on the Switch at some point anyways. Even the PS Classic is kind of lost on me now considering Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9, 10, 10-2, and 12 will all be out on the Switch soon. So what do you all think?
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    • Hello fellow Radarians! It has been a while since I have posted anything new so I figured.... I would do exactly that! This post concerns my newest obsession: Hollow Knight. Man, oh man. What a game this is! I am a major metroidvania fan, so games like Axiom Verge and Owlboy already appeal to me, and Hollow Knight is no different. There isn't a ton to mention as far as what makes this game special to me or stand out in a major way, but it is special and it does stand out. I like everything about this game. The art style is simple and unique. The gameplay is very simple and easy to handle, however, the enemies and bosses are anything but. This game challenges me in the same way I am challenged by a Dark Souls title. You fight, you die. You fight again, you die again. You try and level up, return to fight, die again. It's really a smashing good time. Something about the lore of the story has me drawn in as well. This underground kingdom of bugs, that has this tragic and mysterious past, is tons of fun to explore and master, searching every nook and cranny for new things. The other bugs you meet all have distinct and engaging personalities and voice acting, although they are speaking "bugish" and we cannot understand them without reading the text on screen, that somehow just fits perfectly and sounds right 100% of the time. My favorite bug voice is of the cartographers wife, Iselda, and her bored sounding sigh of "bafanada..." This game is hard as hell and super engaging. I highly recommend it for its playability and the way it translates from big screen to handheld. Some metroidvania games are best viewed on a smaller screen(Axiom Verge is a great example of this; on my 66" screen the game looks silly), but that does not apply to Hollow Knight. I love the way it looks on my TV and it is perfect and cozy in handheld mode. I bought this game while it was on sale for around $8 and I had a few hundred points, too. It cost me maybe $5 in the end and I have enjoyed it far more than Octopath Traveler(which I was SUPER excited for) that I paid $59.99 for. 
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    • So now that Smash Ultimate has been announced and EVERY SINGLE Smash fighter ever (and some extras) are a part of the roster, I'm curious to find out who everyone's main might be.

      Personally, I'm excited to try out Little Mac now that air dodges improve recovery. I hope that might help to balance out his attacks without occasionally falling off the map with no control whatsoever. I also want to try out the Ice Climbers and how their two-in-one combo fares against some of the newer fighters. 

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    • Proud to announce that as of today NintendoRadar is now available in app-form on all your favorite mobile devices! We had a feeling you might like one *cough, ahem, a'choo* 
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    • I finally got around to finishing Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and I have to say I had a lot of fun with it. I don't mind the crude, verging on racist, humor and the play style is reminiscent of early 90s beat 'em ups. There's even a move where you hit A to land a size 22 kick that launches the enemy straight into the screen just like TMNT IV: Turtles in Time. Shaq Fu never takes itself seriously, poking fun at crowd funding and the game itself. All of the old beat 'em up tropes are present and accounted for; endless enemies, random things in the background and foreground to smash, the odd object you can use as a weapon until it breaks, etc. At $20 USD in the eshop I think that the price is a bit steep for the amount of game time you'll get from it, if you play it on easy you can walk through this game in one sitting and I don't see much replay value in it. Harder difficulties does make it a longer process though. There is a DLC pack called "Barack Fu"  that opens up a new story line where you play as President Obama, the humor continues as one of "Dirty Barry's" moves lets you call in a "Peace Prize" drone strike. Nintendo's eShop says it released on June 5, but I can't seem to find it. The game's website says that physical copies come with a code to download a "bonus game" later this month. I haven't seen what that game is yet but I would suspect that it is the DLC so if you really want to fight as Barack Obama the physical version might save you a bit of money. Overall I give Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn a solid 5 out of 7 Size 22 Reebok Pumps. Pick it up if you find it on sale, and you enjoy old school beat 'em ups (think TMNT IV style with some off color humor and a stupid plot).
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Welcome to the NintendoRadar.com Raceway!!!

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With so many requests for Mario Kart Tournaments, I've opened a room for weekly races! Every Saturday join the room to race the night away with all your fellow Radarians!


The tournament will begin starting 5PM PST all the way through to 8pm PST.

Time conversions: 

US CENTRAL TIME: 7PM CT to 10PM CT
US EASTERN: 8PM EST to 11PM EST
UK:  1AM to 4AM (1st of April)

This time we've limited the number of races per user to 16 and we will be using Frantic Items! The new tournament code is below! Don't forget to share it, and NintendoRadar, with all of your friends! We will see you on the track! 

 

Tournament Code:

1029-6832-7723

 

To join the Tournament:

 > Launch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch

 > Choose online play

 > Choose tournaments

 > Choose Search by Code

Enter the super secret code 1029-6832-7723

 

Share the room code with any of your friends to let them join in! And be sure to tell them to join NintendoRadar.com for more fun tournaments! 

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Sweet! Can we add this to the mariokart club now? I'd like to have a tournament chatroom thing over there.

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Yep it's here! I've even pinned it to the events forum under the club so we shouldn't lose it! 

 

I'm thinking we'll need to coordinate on here a bit for when people will be on. If Saturdays just won't work for people (I just randomly picked it) we could move it to another day... maybe tighten up the time to like a 2 hour window? Not sure how that'd impact people worldwide... and of course! post standings and talk smack! 

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exciting, I may have to join this one! Will set an alarm!

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I'm a little rusty at Mario Kart, but I might just have to join it!

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On 14/03/2018 at 7:37 PM, MrMischief said:

Welcome to the NintendoRadar.com Raceway!!!

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I shared it on /r/NintendoSwitch Mischief, great community over there with a lot of MK8D players who'd love to join in. This should be a fun tourney!

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I'll be on starting a little after 8:30. I hope to see you all there!

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I only had time for two races, got 20 points though so better than nothing. Good times. Next week I should be able to take this seriously then you’re all in trouble!

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Okay, the winner of the tournament is Kampfer! If you are reading this, i'll treat you to a $10 eshop voucher! :) Message me here on the site with proof it's you and the code is as good as yours!

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Thanks everyone for taking part! Same time next week, stay tuned! Kampfer claimed their 10bucks, next week it could be you!

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